Explore Auckland City Small Group Tour
See the highlights of Auckland in just a morning, join us on a fully guided tour of the city's Volcanic cones, visit its Maori roots and be stunned by the amazing coastline on this small group tour with optional extras.
- Auckland Waterfront
- Tamaki Drive
- Michael Joseph Savage Memorial (Bastion Point)
- Mission Bay
- Achilles Point
- Auckland Museum (entry not included)
- Auckland Domain
- Mt Eden
- Queens St
- Sky Tower (entry not included)
- Auckland Harbour Bridge climb
- West Coast Black Sand Beach
- Lunch at craft beer brewery
- Wildlife Viewing
Our local guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Auckland city centre in a modern comfortable minibus. The tour starts by visiting a memorial -Te Toka O Apihai te Kawau on Auckland's famous waterfront celebrating the birth of our beloved city. We will then take the scenic route along Tamaki Drive as you learn about the cities first explorers before arriving at our first official stop the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park at Bastion Point, named after one of New Zealand’s most apotheosized prime ministers. Continuing past Mission Bay a local favorite for restaurants, walks or maybe an ice cream and swim in summer your guides will point out some of the most iconic sites and volcanoes in Auckland. We will then stop at Achilles Point, which offering stunning views of the Waitemata harbour and the guardian of the harbour, Rangitoto. Rangitoto is not only the biggest of the 48 volcanic cones in the Auckland region but also the most recent to have erupted.
From here we will pass through the boutique suburb Parnell, one of the city’s oldest suburbs restored in the colonial style on our way to the oldest & largest parks in the city known as the domain. Auckland Domain is home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum, spectacular tropical gardens and idyllic ponds.
Our journey continues passing through the hustle and bustle of Newmarket and its trendy fashion shops on our way to the must see Mt Eden. Being the largest of the on shore volcanic cones and the highest natural point in the city it boasts some impressive views that we will take full advantage of with a walk to the summit.
After conquering Mt Eden, we will make our way back to the heart of the city, along Karangahape Road and the famous Queen Street before ending your tour underneath the iconic Sky Tower.
If you wish to continue your adventures we have several recommended add-ons to extend your day exploring Auckland City.
Optional extra 1: Explore the wild west coast beaches including craft beer brewery lunch and beer tasting (approx extra 5 hours) for just $125 NZD per person.
Head north over the historical Auckland Harbour Bridge and off into the lush green pastures of the countryside as we make our short journey to the trend setting Craft Beer Brewery of Hallatau. Here we will have lunch and sample the latest beers on offer, before heading to the popular wild black sand beach Muriwai home to largest mainland a gannet colony in the North Island as well as many other forms of New Zealand's wild life and native coastal plants. Here you will join your guide on a gentle walk to make the most of the nature wildlife viewing moments and stunning rugged coastal vistas.
Optional extra 2: Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb (approx extra 4 hours) for just $130 NZD per person
Have lunch at the foot of the Sky Tower (at your own expense) before grabbing the Auckland Bridge Climb courtesy bus down to Westhaven to checkin for your next experience. Here you will start an unforgettable easy going adventure taking you under, around, up and over the historic Auckland Harbour Bridge. Last of its kind to be built in the world, custom engineered walkways provide a safe and enjoyable experience as you walk over water showcasing the incredible sights, sounds and activity of Auckland. Enjoy the most magnificent views of Auckland from the very summit that will take your breath away. All of this while your guides teach you even more about Auckland, New Zealand and it's history.
Once completing one of Cheeky Kiwi's Auckland experience you will be able to say you have done Auckland the right way.